Saturday 20, September 2008 Festival Schedule
Families Make Sculpture
Hula Hoop Demonstration
Face-Painting for the whole
Guided tours of the park
Tribal Spirits of the Sun,
musicians and belly dancers (www.tribalspiritsofthesun.net)
Guerillas on a Bike: Jazz
reggae artists who perform music on a mobile bike/stage.
On the Main Stage
PERFORMING ARTISTS SCHEDULE
Noon to 10 pm:
A family-friendly, hip, fun variety show of extremely talented and eccentric
musicians, poets, storytellers, and performers.
12 noon, Eclectic
Ensemble: Known for its provocative rhythms and textures, Eclectic
Ensemble is an ethnic percussion and rhythm troupe inspired by Arabic
1:00, Tai Chi demonstration:
Village Tai Chi, Center City, MN
1:15, The Juggernauts:
Folk, country, and bluegrass
1:30, Thea Ennen: Chisago
County country folk singer/songwriter. A long-time favorite on the coffee
house circuit, Thea Ennen won a Minnesota Music Award for Best Folk
Album in 1994.
2:30, Sabyre Daniels:
Taylors Falls/St. Croix Falls artist making a stir in the Twin Cities.
2:40, Jess Nelson:
St. Croix Valley folk singer.
2:50, Mississippi Seven:
A mix of old-time, folk, rock, and originals.
3:00, Roy McBride: Celebrity
3:15, Whoopgnash: Twin
Cities Brazilian jazz ensemble playing experimental jazz fusion with
an edge (www.whoopgnash.com),.
3:45, Hot Hips Hula Hoop Demonstration.
4:00, Squib: Chisago/Polk
County favorite bluegrass, dance, and rock band.
4:45, Normonzo the Great:
Chisago Lakes magician/comedian—magicnorm.com.
5:00, Tim Kaiser:
A musician from Duluth, MN, who plays handmade steel instruments.
5:15, Dale Cox: Naturalist
5:30, Nick Garcia and the
Sin Horses: Twin Cities band (www.myspace.com/sinhorses)
6:15, Normonzo the Great:
Chisago Lakes magician/comedian.
6:45, Jaysboatcar: Regional
favorite, a unique blend of instrumental and Latin swing jazz (www.myspace.com/jaysboatcar).
7:30, The Beast: Master
guitar soloist from Rifs and Rails, Amery, WI.
7:45, The Lesstet: Drummer/composer/improvisationalist/experimentalist
8:00–8:30: Readings by
local area poets, including Deb Clover, Kelly Green, and Wordsworth.
8:45, Faux Jean:
Soloist extraordinaire, Twin Cities legendary singer/songwriter.
9:00, Eddie Y: Veteran
and area favorite beat poet.
9:10, Mel Gibson and the
Pants: Red-hot Twin Cities dance band (www.myspace.com/melgibsonandthepants).
On the Area Dadaist
Noon to 10 pm, Natural
Wander: An ambient and found sound music excursion featuring
David Diagonal and The Push. This is a satellite stage in the northwest
corner of the sculpture park.
Franconia Sculpture Park is
here on this earth to foster an inspiring environment for artists to
expand their skills and to promote public education in 3-dimensional
Franconia Sculpture Park has
forged a national identity as the Midwest’s premier outdoor sculpture
park, offering a unique combination of work, residence, and exhibition
space for emerging and established artists. FSP encourages audience
appreciation and participation in sculpture through dawn to dusk visiting
hours, 365 days a year, in a relaxed, informal setting where people
are invited to watch and talk with artists as they work. FSP augments
its exhibitions with educational and outreach programs that include
weekly scheduled docent tours, school partnerships, Kids Make Sculpture
Workshops, specific programs for at-risk youth, 3-D Symposiums, and
partnerships with other like-minded organizations.